Storm Lake girls struggle with turnovers, defense in loss

Monday, December 4, 2017

DENISON - The Tornadoes, off of a big win earlier in the week, came out flat against Denison-Schleswig on Thursday night, going down 13-2 in the beginning stages of the game. They were never able to recover in a 77-37 loss.

The Monarchs took a 20-10 lead after the first quarter and built upon it in the second frame, outscoring the green and white by six to take a 35-19 score to intermission. The Tornadoes tried to battle but the DS team couldn’t miss as Storm Lake could only muster 18 points in the second half.

“Tough game. Hats off to the Denison team. They had a great game plan and effort on their part,” SL coach Jesse Nitchals said. “Our half was rough to say the least. We just didn’t have the energy, we couldn’t match their speed. Denison scored a majority of their points in transition.”

SL junior Rachel Bozonie had the high point mark for the team, scoring 14 off of the bench, 10 coming in the first half. Sophomore Skylar Cole added six. Storm Lake went 7-for-11 at the free throw line.

“We’ll regroup and make some changes. I know this group of girls can come every day and compete,” Nitchals said. “I know we can more forward. We are resilient. I promise that you’ll see a whole different team on Tuesday against Emmetsburg.”

The Tornadoes fall to 1-3 on the year. They will host the 1-1 E-Hawks.

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